7th, 8th and 9th June encompassed our first AAA endorsed alpaca show in Rockhampton. What a great 3 days! Friday, the display day saw those exhibitors who wished to bring animals for sale, in the pavilion with streams of curious public entering and admiring our alpacas. With the House of Alpaca stall in the pavilion also, people were able to touch and feel the end products of alpaca fleece, this was a huge bonus. The House of Alpaca also donated a 100% alpaca throw rug for a raffle drawn on the Sunday. Whiptail Hills (Phil Godwin) demonstrated his shearing abilities with 2 alpacas shorn for the public viewings. The Edge Restaurant had chef Scott on hand with a cooking demonstration stall for those interested in tasting alpaca meat. There was also a photo booth for those interested in getting their pic taken with a cria. Alpaca garments were also on display in the annual Fashion Parade held throughout the 3 days of the show in the pavilion next to us. All in all, everybody had a wonderful day. Saturday saw the actual Halter Classes being judged by renowned judge Natasha Clark. Natasha also presented an educational session in the afternoon for those interested. Junior Paraders turned up on Sunday morning to be judged on how well they could handle their alpacas, judged by Phil Godwin of Whiptail Hills. We could not have asked for better weather to hold this inaugural show and thanks must go to Sue Welsh (Convenor) of Dusty Lane Alpacas, Mel Hibbett (MC) of Leaholme Rise Alpacas, Phil Godwin for his shearing and judging, those who helped man the AAA stand, and all the other exhibitors who travelled a good distance to support us and also the locals, who made the Rockhampton Show a truly great weekend of events and showing. Thanks must also go to the AAA Qld Region committee members who endorsed our show and helped in many ways too numerous to mention. Again, what a great 3 days!